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The coast is clear


The coast is clear,
but the simple man knows
that the earth is about to ripple
from the inside out
and become a gigantic heap
of rubble.
 
Might as well bask in the sun
warming his bones
while he can.
Nothing to gain by putting it off.
 
In the throes of ecstasy
he peels off his clothes,
gets down on his knees,
and gives thanks,
despite the tumult to come.

 

Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Change

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A rusting tractor, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


a change in fortune—
tractor that once plowed the earth
now rusts in the sand

 
Photo and haiku © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Change”

Cooling

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Autumn starts to show some color, even as a storm is brewing, Coconino County, Arizona
 

autumn afternoon—
the cooling conversation
between earth and sky

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Conversation”

Walk

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Indigo Bush (Psorothamnus fremontii), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


first walk of springtime—
hoping thunderheads will form
to freshen the earth

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Witness

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Ripe fruit on a backyard orange tree, Southern California
 


a silent witness
to the earth’s fertility—
one unblemished fruit

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Witness”

Autumn

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


an autumn morning—
the colors of earth and sky
painting the desert

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Autumn’s Colors”

One

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


only one feather
to mark the predator’s plunge
from heaven to earth

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “One of a Kind”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Glow

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Morning glow, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona


ordinary earth
basking in a twilight glow
holy is its name

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Sacred Earth”

Muffled

Mystery
Dusk, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


deepening silence—
a struggle to hear voices
muffled by the earth

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Deep Silence”

Wailing

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One of many ancient ruins at Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


beyond the ruins
meeting place of earth and sky
a woman wailing

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Horizon”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon